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Shadow Box, The

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About the Show Less...

The London premiere of the classic American Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play. Read More >

The Shadow Box - Southwark Playhouse

In three cottages on the grounds of a hospice, Joe, Brian and Felicity unfold their tales of preparation. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance. Exactly how and when do you prepare to die? And who’s supposed to teach you this stuff?

Shadow Box: 1) to box with an imaginary opponent; 2) a shallow enclosing space usually with a glass front in which something is set for protection and display – Webster’s Dictionary.


Important Dates & Timing

Opening Night: 14/02/2006

Closing Night: 04/03/2006

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Cast & Creative


Lucy Briers, Gerard Canning, Simon Coleman, Barbara Drennan, Andree Evans, Chris Frampton, Chris Jamba, Pauline Lynch, Geoffrey Towers


Director - Caitriona McLaughlin

Producer - Manachan Productions in association with Theatre Boutique

Designer - Elizabeth E Schuch

Sound - Darren Murphy

Author - Michael Cristofer

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